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13.1.2 The editor window

The editor window is the main part of the Editor. The text of the current file is shown in this area. A block cursor denotes the current position in the files in Emacs emulation. In KDE/Gnome editor emulation, a vertical line cursor appears in the active editor window. Text is entered into the file at this position when you type or paste.

To move the cursor to a particular point in the file, you can use any combination of the following methods:

If you are unfamiliar with the Editor, you can use the first two methods to begin with. As you become more familiar, you will find it is often quicker to use the keyboard commands described in the LispWorks Editor User Guide . Some of the most basic commands are also described in this chapter, in Basic Editor commands.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Unix version) - 25 Nov 2011